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Al Gelato Disappointment


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Al Gelato Disappointment

Pei | | Jul 1, 2006 03:38 PM

Did I just pick the two worst flavors, or is Al Gelato just not for me?

Cabernet: nice enough texture, but a little too sugary with not enough cabernet flavor. Didn't like my sample enough to buy a whole cup. Should have sampled more before deciding to buy a whole cup of...

Blackberry: just plain awful. It was incredibly dense, so much so that it felt foamy in my mouth and left that fatty tasting coating on my tongue. It was also served frozen so hard that I couldn't dig into it with my spoon. I just held the cup like a cone and took bites out of it. Not licks, bites. And I had to chew too. Worst of all, it didn't taste like fresh blackberries. Instead, it tasted like those marinated cherries you find in black cherry ice cream. I love ice cream, and I couldn't even finish a small cup of this. Honestly, I would rather eat Rite Aid ice cream for all its artificial flavoring.

Did I pick bad flavors? The apple, mango,orange, and chocolate looked promising, but I thought I'd try something different. I love blackberries, and I've never been so disappointed by something with blackberries as flavoring.

Are there other favorite gelaterias in the area? My next stop is the one inside the Century City Mall Gelson's someone mentioned.